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IMPACT Newsletter – December 2019

2019 was a wonderful year for innovation, technology commercialization and impact at the University of Michigan.

Giving Blueday – Support Accelerate Blue Fund

Technology Transfer transforms U-M research discoveries into technologies that improve our quality of life and fuel economic development. Inventions from U-M Technology Transfer changed the way we are vaccinated from the flu. They have changed the way doctors monitor critical patients. And we are paving the way towards the connected...

University of Michigan Accelerate Blue Fund

The University of Michigan Accelerate Blue Fund (“Accelerate Blue” or the “Fund”) is a new early-stage investment fund approved by the Regents of the University of Michigan on October 17, 2019. Accelerate Blue is a collaborative, cross-campus effort led by the U-M Innovation Partnerships Venture Center in support of U-M...

Accelerate Blue Fund

New investment fund to offer early-stage capital for U-M startups Michigan News | by Dave Wilkins U-M Innovation Partnerships, the unit responsible for commercializing University of Michigan research discoveries and innovations, will create the Accelerate Blue Fund to provide seed capital to nascent U-M startup companies. Creation of the fund...

U-M Innovation Partnerships Sets Records in FY19

Innovation Partnerships activity sets records in fiscal year 2019 Michigan News, October 14, 2019 By Dave Wilkins The University of Michigan’s efforts to advance entrepreneurial activity and commercialize research accelerated to an unprecedented level in fiscal year 2019. U-M Innovation Partnerships reported that 22 startups were launched at the university,...

2019 Distinguished University Innovator Award

Blaauw, Sylvester win 2019 Distinguished University Innovator Awards Michigan News – Written by David Wilkins ANN ARBOR—Pioneering computer technology that is spurring innovation and disruption across industries has earned David Blaauw and Dennis Sylvester, professors of electrical engineering and computer science, this year’s Distinguished University Innovator Award. The pair will...

IMPACT Newsletter – August 2019

Sexton on the changing landscape of technology commercialization, attracting VCs to the Midwest, and what’s next for the business environment at U-M.

Celebrate Invention 2019

Celebrate Invention Members of the University of Michigan community joined with regional leaders on October 22 to celebrate the accomplishments of U-M innovators, who, once again, broke records in terms of productivity and impact, disclosing a total of 502 new inventions and launching a total of 22 new startups in...

Leveling the Playing Field for Organizational Defenders

Hacks. Phishing expeditions. Malware. Distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks. Whatever form it takes, cybercrime is a constant threat to organizations of every size, in every sector–from the smallest nonprofit to Fortune 100 corporations–and to society as a whole. That threat is growing at an unprecedented pace. In 2017, the...

Increasing the Safety and Efficacy of Precision Medicine

Increasing the Safety and Efficacy of Precision Medicine through Next-Generation Clinical Decision Support Tools Every year, millions of people in the US suffer drug side effects, from serious to life threatening, caused by treatment with inappropriate prescription medications. Even the most commonly used drugs can cause adverse reactions resulting in...

Mingyan Liu, Peter and Evelyn Fuss Chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Mingyan Liu – Researcher, Teacher, Entrepreneur When asked to describe her research interests, Professor Mingyan Liu notes that she has always been drawn to projects “that are intellectually stimulating and have the potential for clear social impact.” Her diverse career bears that out. Since joining the U-M College of Engineering...

Outstanding Service Award 2019

Drew Bennett, Associate Director of Licensing, Software, Mobile and Digital Technologies, is the inaugural recipient of U-M Innovation Partnerships’s Jessica Soulliere Outstanding Service Award. This award is named for our colleague, Jessica Soulliere, who was a trusted and valued colleague with an exceptional work ethic and a strong commitment to...
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